What’s a rockabilly supposed to do in Florida? Come on be creative. Don’t expect a Betty Page store or Pin up girl clothing at the mall, but find the thrift stores to get your fifties stuff for cheap.
I must admid I didn’t expect to find anything fifties, while standing in front of Paul’s treasures collectibles store in Palm Coast, but I spent an hour in his shop and found some cool vinyl:
Teresa Brewer and The McGuire sisters. Only 2 dollars a piece!
Next to Paul’s treasures, you walk right into Judi’s closet, upscale consignment store.
Be patient and keep an open mind. You will find that pinup pink and black cherry dress, or that classy evening dress Marlene Diettrich would grab out of your hands if she was shopping next to you. Prices aren’t as cheap as goodwill, but they’re fair.
After a long afternoon driving and browsing, lunch, and gigling with my friend Natasja, we were tired and almost heading home until I asked: is there also a veeeeery cheap store, like goodwill here in town. She answered, ‘yes there is but you don’t wanna go there. I don’t think they sell something useful, or fifties for you’.
‘Aw, please I know we’re both tired, but I can’t leave Palm Coast without knowing what I missed a the goodwill’. Alrighty then.
Last stop: Goodwill
Natasja found some cool hotpants at the clothing section while I was sitting at an old ladies couch, getting excited over an Johnny Cash biography book (2 dollars) and 9 Jazz and 1 square dance vinyl’s (20 cents a piece!).
You should have seen the look on my face waiting at the cash register, like a puppy who has found a dinosaur bone. The lady asked: “Do you actually have a record player?”
“Ofcourse! Yes I do! I’m gonna listen to every one of them once I get home!”
20 Cypress Point Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL 32164